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ERIC Number: ED099163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 186
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Scientific Behaviors Promoting an Understanding of Science and a Positive Attitude Toward Science as Exhibited by Selected High School Physics Classes.
Kendall, Marvin Robert
The purposes of this study were: (1) to identify and state those behaviors which, in the opinion of various scientists and science educators as expressed in their written statements, might foster an understanding of science and a positive attitude toward science; and (2) to determine which scientific behaviors as exhibited by students in selected high school physics classes are related to an understanding of science and a positive attitude toward science. Ten classes were utilized in the study. Two tests, Test on Understanding Science (TOUS) and Vitrogan's Attitude Toward Science Scale, were administered. Notes were taken during class observations of the number of students performing or not performing specific behaviors or whether the behavior noted related to the laboratory problem. The primary statistical technique was a one-way analysis of variance F test. Among the findings was that a significant difference in understanding science as measured by TOUS (part III) and TOUS (total score) existed between those classes practicing and not practicing the behavior identified as number 10 ("The student relates principles from one subject to another."), favoring those who practiced the behavior. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts